I shifted the conversation to the current pop climate. Thinking
about the nature of Client's trademark 'Electropop' sound
and how I thought the trend was now for some acts to take
on this sound for the sake one off singles to appear contemporary.
Think Kylie and even Rachel Stevens latest solo efforts, surely
these pop acts had jumped onto the bandwagon. Did this annoy
"Well I think it can only be a good thing really that
its seeping through but its not pure Electro yet"
states Kate. "Just look at Acid scene, that was underground
and then that went massive about two years later. When this
does go overground well have our own fans by then.
Talking of fans, Client this year have been busy playing across
Europe as a support act and as headliners due to a growing
fanbase. So what was it like playing to the different crowds
"We have played the big festivals and then a tiny clubs
like here. In intimate venues, the atmosphere's better. Hopefully
we'll get people coming along like this here and the people
will like it.
In a previous interview Sarah, had said that if people wanted
to download Client tracks to get to listen to the band, so
be it. But was she ok with this new form of 'home taping'?"
She starts,"We do give free tracks away for download.
But the worrying thing is we go to some countries and we sell
only 500 records there and then do a gig to a few thousand
people and they all know the words and then you get people
on the website asking where can they get the lyrics from -
well there on the album if you bought it!" And so what
about in the future? "I think downloading and burning
is damaging for bands like us because we rely on the income.
Little bands are gonna get wiped out. It's got to be controlled
in some sort of way." >>